For the expansion of its Silicon Design Centre in Munich, Germany, Apple will invest additional 1 billion euros. The funds will be used for the establishment of three new research and developer facilities over the next six years.
In 2021, the tech giant committed 1 billion euros to set up its European Silicon Design Centre in Munich to focus on developing 5G and future wireless technologies. Since then, the engineering teams in the region have delivered groundbreaking technologies like Apple Silicon for Macs.
Apple’s Munich-based teams have contributed to the breakthrough custom silicon designs used in the latest Apple products, as well as critical cellular and power management innovations. This includes the all-new MacBook Pro featuring M2 Pro and M2 Max.
Apple will construct 3 new R&D spaces in Munich for its European Silicon Design Centre
As per the announcement, the company will establish three new Research and Developement facilities in Munich, at Seidlstrasse, Denisstrasse, and Marsstrasse as part of its European Silicon Design Centre expansion.
The new state-of-the-art research facility at Seidlstrasse will provide significant lab space, design, and a central location for the R&D teams to come together in “new ways, enhancing collaboration and innovation”, along with several additional R&D spaces at Denisstrasse and Marsstrasse.
Apple will also facilitate employees’ green urban mobility by offering carbon-free charging points and parking for cars and bikes.
Johny Srouji, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Technologies said:
“Our R&D teams in Munich are critical to our efforts to develop products delivering greater performance, efficiency, and power savings. The expansion of our European Silicon Design Centre will enable an even closer collaboration between our more than 2,000 engineers in Bavaria working on breakthrough innovations, including custom silicon designs, power management chips, and future wireless technologies.”
Company’s CEO Tim Cook said the expansion will deepen Apple’s presence in Munich which has produced cutting-edge innovation “helping imagine new technologies at the heart of the products we make.”